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The Hamilton Military Museum

Explore the story of Burlington Heights through interactive, hands-on exhibitions

Step Inside Historic Battery Lodge

Burlington Heights, where Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Military Museum now stand, was occupied by the British military from 1813 to 1815. Battery Lodge, built in the late 1830s as a gate house for Sir Allan MacNab’s Dundurn estate, originally sat atop an 1812 battery (cannon platform), overlooking York Boulevard.
Take a Virtual Tour of Battery Lodge

Did You Know?

Burlington Heights was a diverse community. Indigenous Peoples, refugees, Black and white soldiers and their families, and early settlers shared the hopes and hardships of life the Heights. 

Visit the “Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape” exhibition to learn more about the people who shaped this community and their stories. Families should be sure to stop in to the interactive 1812 camp-themed Discovery Gallery to play an instrument, test your strategy skills and take a rest in a replica tent!

Discover Hamilton's Military History

Events at The Military Museum

Selected upcoming events at The Military Museum are featured below. For a full listing of events at all Hamilton Civic Museum sites, check out our Events page.

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Contact & Site Info

The Hamilton Military Museum 
610 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1

The Hamilton Military Museum is located at Dundurn National Historic Site. Free parking is available.

Call 905-978-1443
Email [email protected]

Adult (18 to 59 years)$6.00
Senior (60+ years)$5.25
Student (13 to 17 years) with valid student ID$5.25
Child (6 to 12 years)$3.75
Infant (5 years or younger)FREE
Family (2 adults & dependent children under 18 years)   $15.00

Admission to The Hamilton Military Museum is included with admission to Dundurn National Historic Site.

Hours & Accessibility

Museum Open Year-round
Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm

Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Create & Celebrate

Programs & Workshops

Hamilton Civic Museums is proud to offer a variety of different programs and workshops - from curriculum based learning adventures, to group tours and specialized experiences for Scouts, Guides and community groups. 

For curriculum based school programs, click here

For group tours, click here

Check out our events listings for guided tours, workshops and other museum experiences. For museum events, click here

Venue Rentals

Weddings & Event Venue Rentals

Nationally renowned cultural sites provide distinctive settings for your special event. The revitalization of heritage buildings at some of the city’s finest historic sites has resulted in the creation of indoor and outdoor gathering places like no other. Presented in varying styles from the early 1800s to modern day, each venue exudes its own charm and appeal. Locations include:

  • a Coach House on the estate of Canada’s pre-confederation ‘Prime Minister’
  • a former Stable converted to a cottage-style retreat in the very heart of the city
  • a modern Cellar beneath a Gage family homestead built in 1818
  • an 1859 Woodshed with old-growth wooden beams and gracefully arching trusses
  • one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster built in 1871
  • a classical pavilion crowned by a cupola
  • Expansive green spaces, tended gardens and captivating landscapes 

Click here to learn more

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties are very popular and space is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Decorating varies from site to site, please inquire at the time of booking.

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The purchase of a $205 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.

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